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Post  Thomas on Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:35 pm

Southeast Asia consists of the following nations: Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philipines, Myanmar, Brunei, and Singapore( Correct me if i miss on some countries). SE Asians look a little different than East Asians. Thruought history, this region was ruled by foreign powers such as G. Britain, France, and even China. Their influences are seen throught the region. For example, in Vietnam was under Chinese, French, and then the U.S. influences. As a result, their culture absorbed some things from each of those 3 countries. the Vietnamese alphabet used to look similar to Chinese but then the French introduced the Roman alphabet. You can see the influences in their common practices, the food, and generally the way people act. the old generation was influenced by the French so they act different than the new generation which is influenced by pop culture.

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Post  mahe78 on Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:25 pm

( sits on the floor crosslegged) Yay lessons!


TDoubled:D wrote:Southeast Asia consists of the following nations: Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philipines, Myanmar, Brunei, and Singapore( Correct me if i miss on some countries). SE Asians look a little different than East Asians. Thruought history, this region was ruled by foreign powers such as G. Britain, France, and even China. Their influences are seen throught the region. For example, in Vietnam was under Chinese, French, and then the U.S. influences. As a result, their culture absorbed some things from each of those 3 countries. the Vietnamese alphabet used to look similar to Chinese but then the French introduced the Roman alphabet. You can see the influences in their common practices, the food, and generally the way people act. the old generation was influenced by the French so they act different than the new generation which is influenced by pop culture.

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Post  Thomas on Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:28 pm

Thanks mahe78..that was such a bad job by me introducing SE Asia...I need to study more. lol

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Post  mahe78 on Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:54 pm

Oh no no..it was really quite informative...see..even though i love asian everything I still do not know much..so even a small lesson is a much needed lesson.




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Post  joseph on Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:13 pm

TDoubled:D wrote:Thanks mahe78..that was such a bad job by me introducing SE Asia...I need to study more. lol

Good start, Lake! Continue!! clown

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Post  Thomas on Wed Sep 10, 2008 11:17 pm

alright, man...I'll try... Basketball

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Post  Admin on Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:48 pm

I knew that Vietnam was under French influence and that they got the Roman alphabet from them, but I didn't know that they use Chinese characters as well... And as far as U.S. influence goes, that goes without saying... The Vietnam war, just from there you should realize that U.S. had some kind of influence on Vietnam...

You should post more Smile It's interesting Smile

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Re: Basic info about SE Asia

Post  Thomas on Thu Sep 11, 2008 7:41 pm

Ok, i'll try to think of other interesting things to post about Vietnam. Smile

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Post  mahe78 on Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:01 pm

talk about the food! and the music! post music! i must hear vietnam music! or i shall destroy cities with my temper tantrums!

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TDoubled:D wrote:Ok, i'll try to think of other interesting things to post about Vietnam. Smile
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Post  joseph on Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:38 am

Admin wrote:I knew that Vietnam was under French influence and that they got the Roman alphabet from them, but I didn't know that they use Chinese characters as well... And as far as U.S. influence goes, that goes without saying... The Vietnam war, just from there you should realize that U.S. had some kind of influence on Vietnam...

You should post more Smile It's interesting Smile

Hey Victoria, you forgot what I said about Vietnam (Asians and Asians)!! Twisted Evil

"Concerning Vietnamese, they also used to use Chinese characters, but during the French colonisation, a priest invented the Vietnamese alphabets and replaced the Chinese characters by these alphabets. Vietnamese language also have a lots of Chinese words. But it is not true that a Vietnamese person can learn French easily, because even if they use alphabets (which is different from the French alphabets; because Vietnamese have a lots of accents that do not exist in the French alphabets), the Vietnamese alphabets only phonetically express the Vietnamese language which is, as you might have guess very different from the French language (although there are, I think, many French words in the Vietnamese language)." Rolling Eyes lol!

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Post  Thomas on Fri Sep 12, 2008 6:49 pm

joseph wrote:
Admin wrote:I knew that Vietnam was under French influence and that they got the Roman alphabet from them, but I didn't know that they use Chinese characters as well... And as far as U.S. influence goes, that goes without saying... The Vietnam war, just from there you should realize that U.S. had some kind of influence on Vietnam...

You should post more Smile It's interesting Smile

Hey Victoria, you forgot what I said about Vietnam (Asians and Asians)!! Twisted Evil

"Concerning Vietnamese, they also used to use Chinese characters, but during the French colonisation, a priest invented the Vietnamese alphabets and replaced the Chinese characters by these alphabets. Vietnamese language also have a lots of Chinese words. But it is not true that a Vietnamese person can learn French easily, because even if they use alphabets (which is different from the French alphabets; because Vietnamese have a lots of accents that do not exist in the French alphabets), the Vietnamese alphabets only phonetically express the Vietnamese language which is, as you might have guess very different from the French language (although there are, I think, many French words in the Vietnamese language)." Rolling Eyes lol!

You're right Joe, Vietnamese language is phonetic which means it uses accents and each of them has it's own tone. Yeah, some French words are being used by the Vietnamese but they've been localized so they don't sound like the French who speak it at all. Laughing

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Post  Admin on Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:24 pm

joseph wrote:
Admin wrote:I knew that Vietnam was under French influence and that they got the Roman alphabet from them, but I didn't know that they use Chinese characters as well... And as far as U.S. influence goes, that goes without saying... The Vietnam war, just from there you should realize that U.S. had some kind of influence on Vietnam...

You should post more Smile It's interesting Smile

Hey Victoria, you forgot what I said about Vietnam (Asians and Asians)!! Twisted Evil

"Concerning Vietnamese, they also used to use Chinese characters, but during the French colonisation, a priest invented the Vietnamese alphabets and replaced the Chinese characters by these alphabets. Vietnamese language also have a lots of Chinese words. But it is not true that a Vietnamese person can learn French easily, because even if they use alphabets (which is different from the French alphabets; because Vietnamese have a lots of accents that do not exist in the French alphabets), the Vietnamese alphabets only phonetically express the Vietnamese language which is, as you might have guess very different from the French language (although there are, I think, many French words in the Vietnamese language)." Rolling Eyes lol!

hahaha you caught me Razz i totally forgot... ahh i should pay more attention... got a lot of stuff on my mind since school began... sorry, i feel bad... *sigh~~*

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so this is Vietnam ^_^!...

Post  Darkstarby1 on Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:42 am

now I know a little about vietnam =D cheers cheers
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Re: Basic info about SE Asia

Post  Thomas on Sat Jan 03, 2009 8:01 am

Darkstarby1 wrote:now I know a little about vietnam =D cheers cheers

Welcome Darkstarby1!
glad to have you here. sorrry the forum is kinda empty right now.
so, tell us a little about yourself? =)

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